The problem with the current “agendas” on offer is that they’re small-bore. They act as though we were still in the majority and our job was to fine-tune the workings of government. It’s not. In the minority, our job is to 1) make the majority’s life miserable, grinding the House and Senate floors to a halt, and building a narrative of the Democrats as broken and incomptent, and 2) offer big, bold alternatives to this mess like the Contract did in 1994.
We’ll be discussing more of what these agenda items might be over at The Next Right, but I imagine it would be things on this scale:
- A total ban on earmarks
- Let the half of Federal workers due to retire in the next few years retire – and don’t replace them
- Personal Social Security accounts
- A 50% cut in farm subsidies (yeah, good luck on that after this week)
- McCain’s idea of
replacing supplementing the UN with a league of democracies